Experts Testify Delta tunnels are ‘poor investment for Bay Area'

On March 11 several experts testified at a San Francisco hearing that the Water Fix, a proposal to build two huge tunnels to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Bay Estuary, would be detrimental to the Bay Area’s environment and economy, including the region’s tourism and fishing industries. The potential effects of the tunnels proposal, and other pending decisions in the Delta, on San Francisco and the Bay Area was the topic of discussion at the hearing of the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, chaired by Senator Wolk. Read the press release about the hearing HERE. See the full agenda HERE.

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Bill to increase effectiveness of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs moves forward

June 30, 2016

Wolk bill will help increase code compliance to increase energy efficiency, protect consumers

(SACRAMENTO)–The Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee voted 10-4 late yesterday to approve Senate Bill 1414 by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation to increase the effectiveness of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs, which are critical to the State’s energy and environmental policies.

Assembly resources committee approves Wolk climate change bill with bipartisan vote

June 28, 2016

Bill supports role of farms, parks, other open spaces in state’s climate change goals

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– On a bipartisan, 7-1 vote late Monday, the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources approved a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to promote the protection and management of natural and working lands as part of California’s ongoing efforts to meet its climate change goals.

Senator Wolk issues statement on court decision declaring Delta Plan ‘invalid’

June 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO–State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) issued the following statement today on yesterday’s ruling by the Sacramento Superior Court that the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan, the state’s management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, is “invalid and must be set aside pending revisions.”